Heineken publishes combined financial, sustainability report for 2022, highlights include: 18% reduction of absolute carbon emissions in scope 1 and 2 since 2018; 26 of 31 sites in water-stressed areas start water balancing projects

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February 24, 2023 (press release) –

Heineken N.V. ('HEINEKEN') today published its combined financial and sustainability annual report. The company delivered a strong set of results in 2022 in a continuously challenging and volatile environment, growing ahead of the beer category in the majority of its markets. HEINEKEN is on a journey to make sustainability and responsibility drivers of growth and meaningfulness with consumers. In 2023, it will continue to raise the bar on sustainability and responsibility.

Key highlights from HEINEKEN’s Annual Report 2022 include:

  • Q&A with Dolf van den Brink, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, on its EverGreen strategy.
  • 2022 detailed business review, highlights from its brands and innovations, consumer trends and financial statements.
  • Insights about its EverGreen strategic priorities to shape the future of beer and beyond; fund the growth, fuel the profit; raise the bar on sustainability & responsibility; become the best-connected brewer; unlock the full potential of its people.
  • A detailed update and achievements on Brew a Better World 2030.
    • 18% reduction of absolute carbon emissions in scope 1 and 2 since 2018, on HEINEKEN’s path to become net zero by 2030, and in its full value chain by 2040;
    • 26 of its 31 sites in water-stressed areas have now started water balancing projects, and 29% of these sites are fully balanced;
    • HEINEKEN increased the percentage of women in senior management positions to 27%, with the aim to increase this to at least 30% by 2025 and 40% by 2030;
    • 100% of operating companies have been assessed on equal pay for equal work and 100% have actions in place to close any gaps by 2023;
    • To ensure that all its employees worldwide earn at least a fair wage[1] by 2023, HEINEKEN has assessed 100% of operating companies so far, of which 99.96% are compliant;
    • Heineken® 0.0 is now available in close to 110 markets and the company is halfway in its journey to ensure a zero-alcohol option for at least two strategic brands in the majority of its operating companies, so that there is always a choice;
    • 1.2 billion consumers reached with Heineken® responsible consumption campaigns, investing over 10% of its media spend, making moderation cool;
    • HEINEKEN continued to raise the bar on its governance and transparent reporting, including the WEF’s Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics and TCFD.

HEINEKEN is mobilising the organisation and deploying EverGreen at scale as it pursues its dream to shape the future of beer and beyond. Going forward the company expects further progress towards building great brands, digitising its route to consumer, unlocking the full potential of its people and on its Brew a Better World activities.

 

1A fair wage is often higher than the minimum wage and should be sufficient for a decent standard of living, covering the basic needs for the employee and his or her family: from food, housing and education to healthcare, transportation and some discretionary income and savings. Data on Fair Wages is obtained through the Fair Wage Network.

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About HEINEKEN
HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium and non-alcoholic beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. With HEINEKEN’s over 85,000 employees, we brew the joy of true togetherness to inspire a better world. Our dream is to shape the future of beer and beyond to win the hearts of consumers. We are committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brew a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. We operate breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Most recent information is available on our Company's website and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

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